USPHL Premier Players Of The Week: South Region

Week of Oct. 20, 2022


Florida Division 

Forward: Milan Levcenko, Tampa Bay Juniors

Levcenko (‘04/Klaipeda, Lithuania) is in his second year with the Juniors and has made the full-time move to the Premier after making the USPHL Elite Florida Division All-Star Team last year. Recently, he posted two goals and an assist as the Juniors won their only action of the week in a trip to Palm Beach. 


Defense: Artjoms Kadnikovs, Tampa Bay Juniors 

Kadnikovs (‘03/Riga, Latvia) was outstanding in the Juniors’ victory over Palm Beach on Oct. 14, earning one assist and registering a +2. The second-year Premier blueliner has 25 points in 38 regular season games. 


Goaltender: Patrick Colburn, Atlanta MadHatters

Colburn (‘02/North Kingstown, R.I.) has looked good early on in his second Premier campaign and fourth USPHL season overall. A former USPHL 18U standout with the South Shore Kings (2018-20), Colburn stopped 87 of the 95 shots he faced over two of the three games the MadHatters played against the Columbia Infantry. He pulled his record for the season even at 2-2-0-0. 


Southeast Division

Forward: Rhett Evjen, Charlotte Rush

Evjen (‘02/Swift Current, Sask.) picked up a very helpful two goals and three assists as his team was able to pull off the sweep of their rivals the Richmond Generals, picking up his season totals to 11 points in seven contests this year so far. Evjen brings valuable NCDC experience to the Charlotte lineup this season. 


Defense: Keaton Toenjes, Carolina Jr. Hurricanes 

The ‘03 from Gilbert, Ariz., played a strong, solid defensive game to help his team get the sweep of the Hampton Roads Whalers over the weekend. Along with registering an assist, he blocked three shots over the weekend. 


Goaltender: Nick Anderson, Charlotte Rush

Anderson (‘03/Rochester, N.Y.) put up 57 saves over the two games in which the Rush defeated the Generals twice. Anderson improved to 7-0 overall with the victories, and his highlight was stopping 44 of 45 shots in Game 2 on Sunday. He is one of just three goaltenders league-wide still undefeated after at least five games played.